U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowksi, R-Alaska, announced new additions to her staff in Washington, D.C., and Soldotna. Joining her Washington, D.C. office are Kaleb Froehlich as Chief of Staff, Annie Hoefler as Deputy Legislative Director, Chris Griffin as Legislative Aide, and Alexander Jackstadt as Legislative Aide. Jane Conway joins the Soldotna Office as Regional Special Assistant.
“I’m glad to welcome these outstanding professionals to my team,” Murkowksi said in a press release. “Kaleb returns to run my office after years of work both on and off Capitol Hill on behalf of Alaskans. Annie, Chris, and Alexander join my D.C. team after working on my staff at the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. As my chairmanship comes to an end, it is significant to have them continue with me to help ensure Alaska’s energy needs remain a priority in Congress. Jane will serve as a Regional Special Assistant in Soldotna and I am confident that her years of legislative experience will be of great benefit to those on the Kenai Peninsula. Each of these Alaskans is a valued member of my team, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to better serve our constituents and state.”
An Alaska Legislative aide for 18 years, Conway served most recently as legislation manager for former Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage. Conway also served as the Membership Coordinator for two years in Kenai for the Alaska Support Industry Alliance and as the advertising coordinator for the Homer News. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Bemidji State University in Minnesota. She can be reached at Murkowki’s Kenai Peninsula office at 44539 Sterling Highway, Suite 203, Soldotna, Alaska 99669, 907-262-4220.
Froehlich will serve as Murkowski’s Chief of Staff. He was born and raised in Juneau. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Hoefler has worked on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee for the past five and a half years, most recently serving as a Senior Professional Staff Member on the natural resources side of the policy shop. She was born and raised in Anchorage.
Griffin comes from the Energy and Natural Resources Committee staff, which he joined in 2018, and where he most recently served as a legislative aide. He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Griffin is from Anchorage.
Jackstadt, who joined the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources after graduating college at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2019, was hired to serve as a legislative aide. He previously worked as a research and teaching assistant at UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy.